Twining vine with prominent blooms for full sun. Great for arbors but supports must be slender enough to twine around. Other Common Names: Trumpet honeysuckle; Woodbine (which is also a common name for Virginia creeper).
Partial shade to full sun; not particular about soil; will spread by root sprouts if not managed; plant at the base of a tree or fence; vine will climb to find sunlight. Showy blooms attract hummingbirds; semi-evergreen leaves add interest in winter; several cultivars available in nursery trade.
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Toxicodendron radicans
- PLANT TYPE: Vine
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: toks-ee-ko-DEN-dron RAD-ee-kans
- TAGS: Plant Types: Vine.
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) prefers rich soil with good drainage and plenty of water, but can grow almost anywhere; likes full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Plant can grow in vine or shrub form; most people get an intensely itchy rash from contact with the volatile oil urushiol in this plant; oil is in all parts of the plant; oil can remain in dead...